This walk has been designed for those looking for a Pack-Free walk of the Bay of Fires. Avoid carrying your clothes or a heavy pack and walk with as little as your camera, water and lunch each day. Situated on the east coast of Tasmania, this magical and remote landscape showcases pure white perfect beaches, vivid orange granite boulders and a ribbon of sapphire and emerald seas. The Bay of Fires is a truly stunning destination and a photographer’s paradise.
NOTE: This tour includes an arrival day (including accommodation) and 3 days walking.
The Bay of Fires is located on the east coast of Tasmania in Australia. Situated in the very north of the state, this region is extremely remote with only a few small townships.
When you walk with Life’s An Adventure you can be sure that our aim is to deliver a tour beyond your expectations. When comparing other tours in this region be sure you check that you don’t you have to carry your own gear, you don’t have to camp and that your accommodation is not a long distance from where you are walking. We believe our tours deliver exceptional value for money, with all the creature comforts you are after.
Today is an arrival day. Book your own flight to arrive any time into Launceston and make your own way to the Hotel Grand Chancellor in the heart of the city. Your accommodation has been booked in a deluxe twin or deluxe king room. Accommodation is based on twin share (note: solo travellers will need to pay a single supplement cost of $136). Tonight enjoy a free evening to explore one of the many restaurants in Launceston, alternatively dine in the hotel’s restaurant. (own expense)
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 2.5 hour transfer from Launceston to start of the trail. Stop en route in the pretty town of Bridport.
Afternoon: 15 minute transfer from end of walk to accommodation.
WALK GRADE: 14kms. 5 – 5.5 hours walking with breaks. Easy to Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.
TERRAIN: Mainly beach walking on compact hard sand, with only slight inclines and some rock hopping when crossing headlands.
WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy breakfast in the hotel restaurant, before meeting your guides in the hotel foyer at 8.00am for our transfer to the Bay of Fires. We enjoy a scenic drive winding through rich farmlands to the northern part of Mount William National Park, with a short toilet and coffee stop enroute at the seaside town of Bridport.
We begin our walking adventure from Mt William National Park enjoying breathtaking, remote and untouched wilderness areas. Our hike will start with an introduction to Mt William National Park, a safety brief and lunch at Stumpies Bay. The first two kilometres of the walk is a scenic mix of pristine white sand beaches and granite outcrops where evidence of Aboriginal occupation can be seen in the dunes. From here you will enjoy some light rock hopping and secluded small bays. The Walk now opens out onto Cod Bay where you’ll stroll along 4kms of gorgeous sandy beach. This is a great opportunity to spread out and take in the views of Georges Rocks. After a short meander through the coastal heath we will reach our afternoon tea break nestled amongst the iconic fiery red rocks. Our final six kilometres will start out through a series of small beaches and rocky headlands before we tackle our second long stretch, Purdon Bay. Which will bring us to our pick up location at Deep Creek. After a short walk across the creek, our logistics guide will transfer the group to our water front accommodation (15mins). Sit back and relax as our guides provide a delicious dinner served with Tasmanian Ninth Island wine for your enjoyment.
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 15 minute transfer from our accommodation to the start of the trail.
Afternoon: walk directly into our accommodation.
WALK GRADE: 16.5kms. 6.5 hours walking with breaks. Easy to Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.
TERRAIN: Mainly beach walking on compact hard sand, some soft sand, and coastal tracks with only slight inclines when crossing headlands.
WALK ITINERARY: After a hearty breakfast and a 15-minute transfer back to Deep Creek, we begin our walk. Setting off south after a couple of kilometres we will reach Picnic Rock, a photographers paradise. Our next stop will be at Eddystone Point Lighthouse where your guides will deliver interesting information on the construction of the granite lighthouse and history of the area. Afterwards we will enjoy morning tea at Eddystone Point rock pool, a spectacular intertidal zone; one of the many highlights of the day. Continuing south of Eddystone Point, we explore Abbotsbury Beach, our longest sand stretch of the day (4kms). This is another great opportunity to spread out and spot some migratory bird species. At the end of Abbotsbury Beach we will enjoy lunch. Following lunch we continue south into a series of shell coves that will take your breath away. This will bring us to the spectacular Baileys Rock, an ideal location for a swim in the crystal clear water. With just 5kms to go we navigate one more rocky headland onto a shifting dune system that protects Ansons Bay from the sea. This area is an important refuge for nesting shore birds and has to be seen to be believed. Over the dunes and around the bay, and before you know it you’ll be enjoying Tasmanian cheese and refreshments in the backyard while your guides prepare another gourmet meal.
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 45 minute transfer from accommodation to start of the trail. Afternoon: 2.5 hours transfer from end of walk to Launceston with stop en route in St Helens.
WALK GRADE: 7kms. 3 to 3.5hrs walking plus breaks. Easy to Moderate level of fitness is required.
TERRAIN: Dirt trails through a dry sclerophyll forest.
ITINERARY: After breakfast we head to Binalong Bay to join our wilderness eco cruise. This offshore experience will give you a different view of this amazing area and is home to a diverse range of marine life. . Our itinerary will depend on the weather but generally we head south through the picturesque Binalong Bay where we will explore the pretty coastline as we make our way to explore the Seal Colony, where you can experience seals frolicking in the water and on the imposing rocky outcrops. Along the way, if we are lucky we may be met by some playful dolphins or a whale. After our cruise we head out on our walking experience. Today’s walk offers a change of scenery as we head from the boathouse through the Humbug Point Nature Reserve with its pretty sclerophyll forest. This area has a diversity of plant, wildlife and bird species and its spectacular coastline makes for a wonderful walk. . Following this, your guides will transfer you back to Launceston with a stop in St Helens en route for a coffee. the journey back takes roughly 2.5hrs and the guides are happy to drop off to the airport prior to Launceston Hotels. A perfect end to an extraordinary adventure.
ARRIVAL TIME: We will arrive back to Launceston at approximately 6pm. Note: if you are planning to fly out this day please do not book a flight before 6:45pm. For those wishing to stay in Launceston contact the hotel directly to book accommodation for the night.
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We run regular weekly tours from September to early May every year, the ideal time to do this walk. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at email@example.com
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10-11 people (note depending on bed configurations sometimes we can take 12). Subject to availability. A massage consultant can also be arranged at an additional cost for groups.
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At the Bay of Fires we only have one single room available at our accommodation. As this is a small room, guests staying in this room will NOT need to pay any extra to have their own room. Please enquire when booking about availability.
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Departure date of your choice is subject to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.
PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.
EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.
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